We're excited to announce that Google recently joined the OpenAjax Alliance, an organization formed to promote open standards and interoperability for AJAX applications. AJAX plays an essential role in products like Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Calendar. Through AJAX APIs like the Maps API and AJAX Search API, we're trying to reduce the barriers for creating innovative web applications. Similarly, the goal of the Google Web Toolkit is to make it easier to write large-scale web applications in the Java environment of your choice, and then compile those applications to compact JavaScript that runs in any browser.

Joining the alliance is a way for us to continue promoting AJAX and innovative web programming, and we look forward to working with our industry colleagues.